Networks and Services Streaming Houston Astros This Year
The Houston Astros are members of the American League’s West Division of the MLB with the Mariners, Angels, Rangers and Athletics. Established in 1962 as Colt .45s, the name was changed to reflect Huston’s role in the space program. The team moved from the National League in 2013, after having played 51 seasons. Home games for the team are played at Minute Maid Park. The team played one World Series in 2005 against the White Sox.
|# of Astros Games||Monthly Cost||Free Trial||HD Stream||Cable Required||iOS App||Android App|
|All Regular Season Astros Games!||No Standalone App||Yes, with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes, except with Sling/DTVN||No||No|
|Various Astros Games, Playoffs||Free,
|Yes, with Sling/DTVN||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|ALL Astros Games Live!||$20||Watch 7 Days Free||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Sunday Night Baseball, Various Games||No Standalone App||Yes, with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes, except with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes|
|ALL Astros Games Live!||$35||Watch 7 Days Free||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Various Astros Games, Playoffs||No Standalone App||Yes, with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes, except with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes|
|Various Astros Games, Playoffs||No Standalone App||Yes, with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes, except with Sling/DTVN||No||No|
|Some Sunday Afternoon Games||No Standalone App||Yes, with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes, except with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes|
|Various Showcase Astros Games||No Standalone App||Yes, with DIRECTV NOW||Yes||Yes, except with Sling/DTVN||No||No|
Streaming Astros Games Live on ROOT SPORTS
ROOT SPORTS air all Astros games in addition to the Timbers, Mariners, and Bulldogs, etc. However, the network does not have a standalone app which allows subscribers to stream via a smartphone or tablet PC. That said with most Pay TV services including ROOT SPORTS as part of their packages, and with an increasing number having their own streaming apps it’s possible to stream the channel online.
Live Streaming Astros Games on Fox
Fox also airs many Astros Games. The Fox Sports app should allow subscribers to stream the Astros live. However, that mainly depends on who your cable service provider is and where you’re located.
Watch the Astros Without Cable
Pay TV can be a bit of a hassle, and the coverage can be sketchy across some areas of the Midwest. Also, people who stay out a lot may want to subscribe to an online streaming service like DIRECTV NOW or Sling TV. Both services are like regular cable only cheaper and portable. Sling TV starts at $20 a month with a few dozen channels, with DIRECTV NOW starting at $35 a month. Streaming the Astros games live is dependent on the service package you opt for and the channels it includes. Generally speaking, both services include ESPN and Fox Sports which stream most MLB regular season games.
Try out these services using the buttons below:
|Sling (7 Days Free)||DIRECTV NOW (7 Days Free)|
|Try Sling TV||Try DIRECTV NOW|
Stream Regular Season, Showcase & Playoff Astros Games Online
Astros games are usually streamed across many different networks like ESPN, TBS, FS1, etc. Fox has an agreement to air the playoffs this season. However, to determine which channel will broadcast the Astros, please refer to their online broadcast schedule.